New York Sports

Bills to lean on youth entering final month of season

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Left tackle Dion Dawkins scans the Buffalo Bills locker room from the vantage point of his corner stall and sees a glimpse of a young and promising future core of a team beginning to emerge. "It's just like a freshman class at ...

Jets’ Darnold fully practices, on track to start vs. Bills

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is one step closer to returning from his foot injury. The New York Jets rookie quarterback was a full participant at practice Wednesday, putting him on track to start at Buffalo against the Bills on ...

Bills, Jets futures on display with rookie QBs set to start

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The only time rookie quarterbacks Josh Allen and Sam Darnold got on the field when the Bills faced the Jets a month ago was to shake hands following Buffalo's lopsided victory. On Sunday, much more is anticipated from both when the ...

Chiefs sign former Bills WR Benjamin through end of season

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a one-year contract, taking a low-risk gamble that they can become the team that finally allows the 2014 first-round draft pick to live up to expectations. The Chiefs ...

Buffalo Bills cut underperforming receiver Kelvin Benjamin

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills cut Kelvin Benjamin with four weeks left in the season in an indication of how poorly the receiver underperformed during his 13 months with the team. The move, announced by the Bills on Tuesday, came as a surprise ...

NFL official on leave; accused of calling player vulgar name

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer The NFL has placed official Roy Ellison on administrative leave while it investigates an accusation that he called Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes a vulgar name during Buffalo's game at Miami on Sunday. The league confirmed Ellison's status and the ...

Matthews nets 2nd goal late in OT as Maple Leafs edge Sabres

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his second goal with three seconds on the clock in overtime, and the Toronto Maple Leafs matched their best start in 84 years with a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. The Maple Leafs won their fifth ...

NFL refs back official accused of calling player vulgar name

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer The NFL Referees Association is questioning why the league isn't focusing more attention on Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for threatening umpire Roy Ellison following Buffalo's game at Miami last weekend. Ellison has been placed on administrative leave ...

Lightning end Sabres’ winning streak at 10 games

By The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Buffalo Sabres' franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night. Paquette beat Carter Hutton from then top of the left circle. Dan ...

Sabres beat Red Wings 3-2 in shootout for 9th straight win

By PAUL HARRIS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres continue to find ways to win. Sam Reinhart and Tage Thompson scored in a seven-round shootout to give the Sabres their ninth consecutive victory, 3-2 over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Buffalo (16-6-2) is one ...

Bills QB Allen returns to beat Jaguars, silence Ramsey

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — While leading the Buffalo Bills to a second straight win, it sounds as if rookie quarterback Josh Allen might have made a positive impression on one of his harshest critics. After he was reminded this week of how Jacksonville ...

Brady new NFL leader in yards passing, Pats top Jets 27-13

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set yet another NFL record. Ho-hum. The New England Patriots quarterback was more excited about earning another victory. Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the career leader in total yards passing ...

Pominville’s goal completes comeback as Sabres beat Wild 3-2

By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A year after finishing with the worst record in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres are making a habit of rallying in their second year under coach Phil Housley. Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and Buffalo extended its winning ...

Sheary scores in 7th round of shootout, Sabres beat Jets 2-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Conor Sheary and Carter Hutton gave the surging Buffalo Sabres another full two points in the standings. Sheary scored in the seventh round of a shootout, Hutton stopped 25 shots and the Sabres beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight ...

Struggles aside, Bills GM not veering from rebuilding plan

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With little money to spend and few impact players interested in signing with the Bills given the uncertainty at quarterback this past offseason, general manager Brandon Beane understood Buffalo's offense was going to ...

Jets hit bye-week break with lots of uncertainty, fan unrest

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Todd Bowles walked off the field at MetLife Stadium and disappeared into the tunnel, many New York Jets fans figured that was the last time they'd see him on their team's sideline. Not quite. Not yet. An embarrassing ...

Syracuse-Notre Dame matchup headlines ACC’s 12th week

By The Associated Press Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 12 Syracuse vs. No. 3 Notre Dame. Coach Dino Babers' Orange (8-2, 5-2, No. 12 CFP) have been the surprise story of the season in the ACC, making a case for a New Year's Six bowl berth ...

Bills coach: QB Allen will regain starting job when healthy

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It appears as if journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley's successful debut as the Buffalo Bills starter will be limited to one outing. A day after a 41-10 win at the New York Jets, in which Barkley breathed life into an anemic offense ...

Bills release turnover-prone quarterback Nathan Peterman

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Nathan Peterman's turnover-over prone days with the Buffalo Bills are over after the second-year player was cut by the team on Monday. The move was announced as the Bills (3-7) enter their bye week, and not long after coach Sean ...

Bills cut receiver Pryor in latest move during bye week

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have released receiver Terrelle Pryor two weeks after signing the eighth-year player. The move was announced Tuesday during the Bills' bye week. Pryor had just two catches on eight targets for 17 yards in two games. He became the odd man out after ...